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Easing disproportionality in youth custody

Tuesday 6th of August 2019 | Europe, United Kingdom
Children & Young People Now
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For the first time, most young people in custody are of black and minority ethnic heritage, so what action is being taken to tackle the issue?

While the total number of under-18s in custody in England and Wales has fallen dramatically since 2010, the proportion of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) young people who are detained is rising - recently topping 50 per cent for the first time.

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